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colorado marijuanaGreat Legalization Debates of 2012 — Round One

Wed., June 22, 2011

6:30pm to 7:00pm: Updates from Legalize2012.com
7:00pm to 9:00pm: Debate
9:00pm to 11:00pm: Music Provided by Colorado Goatherders

Casselman’s Bar and Venue, 2620 Walnut, Denver, CO

Free and Open to the Public

Moderated by Patricia Calhoun of Westword

Westword Debate Preview:
http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2011/06/marijuana_legalization_debate_preview.php

Several Colorado groups are interested in putting a citizen’s initiative on
the ballot in 2012 to amend the state Constitution to “legalize” cannabis,
but what does “legalization” really mean? Can all these groups work
together to create true legalization based on cannabis freedom? In attempt
to find unity among these groups, Legalize2012.com has organized the “Great
Legalization Debates of 2012”. The goal of the debates is to discuss ideas,
policy and strategy on what will work best to protect Colorado cannabis
consumers from arrest, prosecution and discrimination. Colorado is a model
for the rest of the country, yet we don’t have a clear idea of what is the
best cannabis law for the state.

Participants:
– Legalize2012.com: The Cannabis Re-legalization Act
– Paul Danish, former Boulder County Commissioner and Boulder City
Councilman: The Danish Plan: Marijuana use shall not be punished
– Rev. Brandon Baker of the Greenfaith Ministry: Colorado Safer Communities
& Health Initiative, modeled after homebrewing
– Mason Tvert, MPP/DPA/Sensible/SAFER – gives DOR/Law Enforcement total
control of marijuana in Colorado
– Kathleen Chippi, the “Inalienable Right” model. Amend Article 2, Section
3 of the Colorado Constitution, making cannabis an inalienable right
– Corey Donahue, Crazy for Justice: Free Colorado Cannabis Act

With increasing public support for legalization, the question is not when
cannabis will be re-legalized, but how it will be re-legalized. Cannabis
hasn’t been legal in Colorado for all adults since 1937. Will Colorado’s
new legalization look like it did in the early 1900s, or will it look like
something new in the 21st Century? Now is the time for a Cannabis
Constitutional Convention, so we can all get together and discuss the
future of cannabis in Colorado.

Join us in this lively and friendly debate amongst legalization supporters
to determine the best path for a Colorado citizen’s ballot initiative to
amend the Constitution in 2012.

Join Us in Shaping Cannabis Policy for the 21st Century

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WATCH LIVE ONLINE
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/legalize2012
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MODERATED BY PATRICIA CALHOUN OF WESTWORD
Patricia Calhoun, editor of Westword, Denver’s alternative weekly
newspaper, has agreed to moderate the debate. Calhoun has hosted many
political debates in her long career covering Colorado politics. Westword
has covered Colorado cannabis politics extensively, so Calhoun will be the
perfect unbiased referee to what is sure to be a heated discussion.

Please copy and redistribute this announcement.

Printable PDF Poster:
http://www.legalize2012.com/news/debates/debate.poster1.pdf


The Great Legalization Debates of 2012 are sponsored by:
Legalize2012.com
“Take the Greed Out of the Weed”
P.O. Box 19084, Boulder, CO 80308
Phone: 877-420-4205
Web: http://www.Legalize2012.com

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  • As folks who are obviously concerned with quality and accuracy on your website, we are hoping you can help us with an issue that has been occurring. Lately, an individual has been leaving false, inflammatory comments on websites designed to drive a wedge in the marijuana movement. They are posing as Richard Lee, who has confirmed once again this is not his post. We have tried to determine WHO is doing this, but thus far they only leave these hate messages on websites that do not have a policy regarding signing in or similar tracking capabilities. This is another hateful comment, not made by Richard, and it is an erroneous posting.
    Perhaps you can help us identify who who is doing this?

    We have always supported free speech and open debate, however in true “free speech” cases the individual would be welcome to leave their real name, or simply stay anonymous. Falsly placing Richard’s name (or lying about anyone’s identity) on an obviously hateful (and false) statement is not free speech. This is only serving to drive a wedge in the struggling cannabis movement. I sincerely hope you can assist us in removing this false post, or perhaps even identifying who left the post.